Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 4,000
Estimate $ 6,000 - $ 8,000

Tanach Mikraot Gedolot with commentaries of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Ralbag, Rabbeinu Saadya Gaon, Radak and Mesorah. Venice, Di Gara press. [1568]. 

Specifications: Four volumes.  Torah and five megillot: [6] 228, 819-861. Early Prophets: [1] 234-441. Later Prophets: [1] 442-685. Writings: [1], 688 – 817 [five megillot bound at the end of the Torah] 863-926, 7 [1]; 66 leaves, 38 cm.

Haberman-Yudlov, Hamadpis Juan Di Gara V'Reshimat Sifrei Beit Defuso, 10. Vinograd, Venice 559.

Unique Features: Early, extremely prominent edition of the Mikraot Gedolot. The printers wrote that they were careful not to make the same mistakes as in previous editions.  Each volume has a separate title page within an architectural border – a copperplate engraving. Half title page for the five megillot in which the printers write that they printed the megillot separately so that each person could bind them with the section that they preferred. Complete copy, including all the introductions, Mesorah Gedola and Targum Yerushalmi on the Torah.

Condition: Very fine. Four magnificent leather bindings. Blemishes to solitary letters in the chumash, very few worming holes. A few leaves were taken from a different copy.

Books Of Tanach